Did you know that Greece has ski resorts that remind of other european ones in Austria or France? There are many winter destinations is Macedonia, Epirus, Peloponnese, Central Greece that have well organized ski centers, with remarkable infrastructure, ideal for those who love winter sports such as skiing and snowboard. These ski centers are always close to villages and resorts that offer incredible accommodation (luxurious hotels, guest houses, chalets etc), this is why they're preferred not only by Greeks, but also by international tourists.
Despite the fact that Greece enjoys a great fame as a summer destination, due to its numerous islands, the truth is that it's a mountainous country. And although the summer is hot enough, the winter is quite cold. The snow "pays a visit" every year at the Greek mountain slopes, making them much prettier. The ski centers of the country begin to operate from November (when the first snow begins to fall) and close in spring, thus meaning that tourists have months of fun and activities at the snow.
Palios Aghios Athanasios or Kaimaktsalan
Palios Agios Athanasios, or Kaimaktsalan as it is also called, is a traditional mountainous village with stone built houses with tiles, built according to the local Macedonian architecture. The ski centre transformed the village into a cosmopolitan winter resort and is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain villages in Greece, with impressive restored houses turned into luxury hotels, traditional guesthouses and pensions, shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
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Being one of the most important high lights of Mountainous Greece, Karpenissi is not just a classical destination of wintry tourism, but a travelling proposal that can fascinate everyone.
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The ski resort in Kalavrita is the second largest in the country and one of the most popular reference points for snow-sports in the Peloponnese.
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Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
There is no need to convince the thousands of tourists who visit Santorini why they need to experience a sea tour under the unique Caldera cliff. Actually, this is the second “must do” after viewing the breathtaking sunset. But if you need a little convincing, we have compiled a list of 5 good reasons why you should spend a day at the sea, and specifically next to an expert!
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.